Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Reunion

Taking a break and knitting on a scarf I started for my youngest daughter. Our Vacation is getting closer all the time, no time for Jewelry as I will be busy with my scrapbooks. I've premade one for my great Aunt. I just have to fill it with the pictures we take well seeing her ( Yess I'm taking the little printer so I can print).If I get the entire house done tonite I may make up some more for easy filling well on Hornby...Hello 5HR Energy Drink!! Oh, Did I mention that my Mum is giving me her AWSOME sewing machine???? OOOOO Sewing here I come! As of the Reunion I'm talking about, I will be seeing 2 very special friends that I spent a lifetime growing up with, and one wild summer. Sure we have all grown up since then, marriage, kids, and what not. However it will be a day to remember. The three of us have not been together in about 8 years, and it just so happens that 2 of us will be home on vacation at the same time. It will be a Reunion of friends that will last a life time. The three of us may never be able to be together at the same time again, but we wont have to think about that as we're laughing at old times together and watching the kids play with one another as we once did way back when.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Well today I'll see if I can get sometime in front of the sewing machine. I have a cute little girls romper set that I started to restore awhile back, all it needs now is some new elastics and she'll be good to go. My girls have long out grown this, but it was just one of those things I couldn't let go of. Vanessa's the only one who wore it, but I fell in love with the sweet vintage material. It was from our Aunt Jean, so who knows how many babes this has been through, but I find it darling and had to save it from the recycling center. (PS, if someone could tell me how to follow other blogs that'd be GREAT! I got on to Heathers, but for some reason I don't know how to do it again, and even ended up following myself while trying to follow Lisas's blog!)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Survived 03:00

When you look at a baby you think...Awww So sweet...and Ooo and Awww over the little scrunchie bundle. What people fail to tell you is how long they were in labor, their struggles with nursing, the swallon feet, the strech marks, the teething, the fevers, the diapers, the Temper temper twos, the weaning time where your boobs are as big as a 10LBS watermelon each. If your friends did tell you this, you may run from the very thought of having your own. But in the end, it is the best pain to have to go through to hear their first words, to watch their first steps, to have that tiny hand hold your finger as they drift off to sleep.And granted it looks like I'm running a daycare when I take my Clan of Vanderpools out, but I wouldn't trade the "Is she crazy?" looks for anything! Even the 3am morning I'm surviving today is just one tiny bump in the long road of happiness my kids take me on everyday.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hello To All!

As if house work, kids, errands, and jewelry wasn't enough...now blogging? Well I'll give it a shot. So this is my blog, I guess I'll start off with the jewelry I'm currently working on.. Just a few simple pieces that were inspired by hornby since I'm visiting home this year. Lots of ocean blues, and sunny sand colors with charms of seaside grace. amongst all that my time has been filled with knitting my eldest daughter a blanket to snuggle in when she's reading, trying to teach myself how to crochet (Not going so well) and preparing for our trip to Canada. What will tomorrow bring? I don't know yet, however today will be filled with laundry, closet organizing, and cleaning out the main fridge....maybe I'll get to craft a pair of earrings tonite when all is settled down.